Hrant Dink Foundation, in partnership with Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO, continues to encourage people-to-people and institutional contacts and exchange of field-specific knowledge between the two neighbouring countries behind the closed border. Thanks to the support of the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, in 2017-2019, within the framework of the Beyond Borders programme, Turkey Armenia Travel Grant will continue to support the cross-border mobility of 150 individuals who are willing to visit the neighbouring country for a specific purpose, by covering the round-trip transportation costs. Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme will offer 10 pr...


Within the framework of the Armenia-Germany School Exchange Program, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” hosted a seven-member delegation from the Berlin largest school - Carl Von Linne special school. The goal of the project is the promotion of partnership between schools in Armenia and Germany, exchange of experience of the school children and teachers. The students and teachers from Shirak State University High School and Gyumri Photon College SNCO are involved in the programme from Gyumri. Within the framework of the programme, the German delegation made a tour in educational institutions, education development centers, as well as numerous historical and cultural pla...


When: May 10-18, 2018 Where: Gyumri, Shirak region Aim: To empower 28 European Voluntary Service Mentors, to improve the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting organizations and equipping EVS Mentors with vital methods to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO (Armenia) in cooperation with ”Bremanger commune ” (Norway) is hosting a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme. The training course hosted participants from  Armenia, Norway, Greece, Poland, Romania, the Russian F...


When: April 1-8, 2018 Where: Gyumri, Shirak region Aim: To empower 28 European Voluntary Service Mentors, to improve the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting organizations and equipping EVS Mentors with vital methods to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO (Armenia) in cooperation with ''Bremanger commune " (Norway) is hosting a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme. The training course hosted participants from  Armenia, Norway, Greece, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federa...


When: September 15-22, 2017 Where: Gyumri, Shirak Shirak region Aim: To empower 30 European Voluntary Service Mentors, to improve the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting organizations and equipping EVS Mentors with vital methods to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment.  Description: “Youth Initiative Centre” (Armenia) in cooperation with ''The Globe" (Czech Republic) is hosting a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme. The training course is hosting participants from Armenia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Croatia, ...


When: August 17-25, 2017 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To bring young people together in order to create their own piece of culture by merging national musical components with intercultural dialogue and learning because music is so much more than just tunes and melodies – it is about a common language, connection, expression, celebration, culture and friendship. Description: Gyumri“Youth Initiative Centre” NGO(Armenia) in cooperation with “Fishbowl Youth” (Ireland) is hosting a 7 days international youth exchange from 17-25 August in Toros. The project, which is entitled “Inspire through Music” is being implemented in the frames of Erasmus+ pr...


When: June 10-17, 2017 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim:  To empower youth workers and leaders from Programme countries and Eastern Europe and Caucasus countries supporting the employability of young people they work with, especially those from vulnerable backgrounds and with fewer opportunities.  Description: Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre from Armenia in cooperation with “Bremanger kommune” from Norway is hosting a 7 days training course on youth employability and entrepreneurship in the frames of European Commission “Erasmus+” programme from 10th to 17th of June, 2017.  Training course is hosting 30 youth leaders and youth workers from Norway,...


When: May 19-26, 2017 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To develop competences of project managers on how to structurally design educational activities within KA1 projects of Erasmus+ programme by focusing on the aspects of its quality, monitoring, learning and evaluation.  Description: Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre from Armenia in cooperation with “Kultur Aktiv” e.V. from Germany is hosting a 7 days training course on project management, monitoring and evaluation in the frames of European Commission “Erasmus+” programme. The training course is hosting 30 youth leaders, youth workers and project managers from Georgia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Moldova,...


When: October 24-31, 2016 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To empower 29 European Voluntary Service Mentors from Armenia, Germany, the Russian Federation, Moldova, Estonia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine to improve the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting organizations and equipping EVS Mentors with vital methods to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” in cooperation with Fairbund e.V. organization (Germany) hosted a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme from 24th to 31st of October, 201...


When: May 15-22, 2016 Where: Gyumri, Shirak Region Aim: To improve the quality of non-formal learning mobility programs and to strengthen their impact on young people’s employability through equipping youth leaders and mentors with tools and competences for designing efficient support systems to guide youth throughout their mobility experience. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” in cooperation with “Kultur Aktiv” e.V. (Germany) hostеd a 7 days training course on mobility projects in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme from 15th to 22nd of May, 2016. The training course hosted 28 participants from 8 countries: Armenia, Belarus, Geo...